STREAM Activity: World Wildlife Day Puppet

Show your wild side with a World Wildlife Day puppet!

Activity best for children ages 4 and up

World Wildlife Day is a celebration of animals and plants that live everywhere in nature, such as our forests, oceans, and deserts. As a part of this celebration, let’s make our own wildlife puppet made out of paper plates.

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Wildlife: Wild animals and plants living in their natural environment.

Adaptation: Something on your body, in your body, or something your body can do to help survive.


Crayons, markers, or colored pencils

Glue or tape

Popsicle sticks

Paper plates

Guiding Questions:

What is your favorite wildlife animal?

How can we be kind to animals and help protect them?


Step 1

Start by gathering the materials for your wildlife puppet.

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Step 2

In today’s craft, we will be creating a frog! Grab a paper plate and draw an outline of a frog. To do this, start by drawing a stretched-out rainbow shape, the letter ‘m’, and then another stretched-out rainbow shape. This will be the head of your frog.

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Step 3

Next, grab your coloring supplies and color in your frog.

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Step 4

Now, it’s time to cut out the frog shape. Cut along the top of your paper plate to form your frog’s head.

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Step 5

It’s time to bring your frog to life! Add eyes, a nose, a mouth, and a tongue.

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Step 6

Finish off your wildlife craft by either gluing or taping a popsicle stick to the back of your frog. Now your puppet is ready to hop around!

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Step 7

How many other wildlife creatures can you create with a paper plate? Maybe a ladybug or a clownfish? Experiment with your paper plates and imagination to create your own zoo of animals!

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Reading Connections

What’s Your Habitat by Sarah Leidhold


This book introduces animals to wildlife animals and different habitats around the world.